The Christus kirche is the oldest Evangelical Lutheran church and was designed by Gottlieb Redecker. The church was officially consecrated on 16 October1910, with the festivities having already begun on the previous day. Pastor Heinrich Seibe, an evangelical pastor from Germany founded the Evangelical Lutheran congregation of Windhoek on 20 January 1896. The design of the church is based on the idea of a basilica. It was built in the neo-Romantic style, but also shows the influence of art nouveau. The Church is rated as an A Class Building, registering on the NIA Index. The Christus Kirche was proclaimed a national monument on 29 November 1974. The Church is situated in Robert Mugabe Avenue, in front of the Government Buildings.